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Old 01-17-2010
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oh, then what i said to do is the exact same thing you guys did, never mind!
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yeah basically lol. just on the other end haha
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i thought the blue connector was between the HID bulbs and the controller or something
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oh no lol the blue connector just simply mates the HID wiring to the stock harness
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Tyler... sorry to bump an old-ish thread....

I just got my 4 kits today and proceeded to install one of them on my folk's E150 van (PITFA... there's NOOOO room to work in that engine compartment.)

Anyway... I wired it so that the black is in the middle, red on the right side, and white on the left. When I test it out, high is low and low is high. So I figure I should just switch the red and white wires.

When I switch the wires, it seems like low works, but when I either turn on the high beams or use the flash function, the lights turn off.

Any ideas? I'm sending in a ticket right now, but I'd like to get this fixed ASAP 'cause I'm sick of working on that van. lol
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Does anyone know if the high/low kits keep the low's on when you switch to high? Or is it just one or the other like stock, expect with the flash function?
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Does anyone know if the high/low kits keep the low's on when you switch to high? Or is it just one or the other like stock, expect with the flash function?
hids have no filiment like a standard bulb they use a arc like a welder when you flip the hi's on the bulb gets sucked into the assembley by a magnet when you flip them off the bulb pops back out the the light output isnt changed just the angle of the bulb

with the stock light when you turn on the highs it turns off the low fillement and turns on the high beam filiment when you pull the switch tord you (flash to pass) it lights up both filiments
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hids have no filiment like a standard bulb they use a arc like a welder when you flip the hi's on the bulb gets sucked into the assembley by a magnet when you flip them off the bulb pops back out the the light output isnt changed just the angle of the bulb

with the stock light when you turn on the highs it turns off the low fillement and turns on the high beam filiment when you pull the switch tord you (flash to pass) it lights up both filiments
Not necissairly true, some cars, minis for instance, the aim of the projector changes when you put your highs k , it angles them upwards, the bulb in the projector does not move... And I am 90% sure that the kits that we are buying have no moving parts, it only pumps around 25-30 watts regular, and your high beams jump it to the full 35 watts. Thus makes it slightly brighter, and is only to keep the law happy
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We're talking about the DDM kits.

Silverfox is correct. DDM kits are telescopic kits... the magnet pulls the assembly inwards about 1/2 inch and that creates the high beam.
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Not necissairly true, some cars, minis for instance, the aim of the projector changes when you put your highs k , it angles them upwards, the bulb in the projector does not move... And I am 90% sure that the kits that we are buying have no moving parts, it only pumps around 25-30 watts regular, and your high beams jump it to the full 35 watts. Thus makes it slightly brighter, and is only to keep the law happy
Incorrect. Increasing the wattage does not affect the beam pattern.
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Incorrect. Increasing the wattage does not affect the beam pattern.
Beam pattern no, but intensity, yes
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DDM kits are telescoping.

cars such as the mini like you mentioned, and the fx45 for another example have a shield in the projector that moves up to allow more light out. thats how the projectors were that i had in my truck.
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Beam pattern no, but intensity, yes
Correct. Intensity and high beam are two different things.
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Not necissairly true, some cars, minis for instance, the aim of the projector changes when you put your highs k , it angles them upwards, the bulb in the projector does not move... And I am 90% sure that the kits that we are buying have no moving parts, it only pumps around 25-30 watts regular, and your high beams jump it to the full 35 watts. Thus makes it slightly brighter, and is only to keep the law happy
i was talking about ddm hids in a stock ranger headlight not a mini,lexas,bmw ect

and false/true the bulbs are telescoping bulbs the power output to the bulb dosnt change only the angle with a hi/low kit now a low beam kit has no moving part

i have 2 kits a 35wer in the truck and a 55wer in a box right beside me that i need to get rid of
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